Details of National Hockey Center and the Ticket Luck value
National Hockey Center
National Hockey Center is located between Fourth Ave. and Intersection of 12th Street on the south end of Saint Cloud State University in Saint Cloud, Minnesota.
It is a 138,000 square feet area multi purpose facility which was opened to public in December of the year 1989. It is owned and operated by the Saint Cloud University.
It is an ice hockey stadium that features two Olympic size sheets of ice under one roof with each sheet of ice measuring 200x100 feet.
Apart from being as an Ice Hockey venue it also serve as a multi purpose venue offering other sport events and activities like the Broomball, Curling, Figure Skating, Convention Events, Graduations and Commencements.
It has been home of Saint Cloud State Huskies since its opening. The construction cost of this venue was $9.5 million invested by the state.
The main ice arena of the center has the seating capacity of around 6,000 occupants and it has been named in honor of former Saint Cloud State University president Brendan J. McDonald who was an advocate for the Huskies' move to Division I from 1987 to 1988.
This arena has several VIP suites on the east end of the rink whereas the arena is divided in the lower and upper deck of seats. The lower level of seating features seatbacks while in 2000 and 2006 some additional seatbacks were added in some of the upper level of seating areas.
The remaining of the upper level seating is bench style. The second sheet of ice is adjacent to the main arena, and it can accommodate several hundred spectators.
On the lower level of the center there are 11 locker rooms, two officials" rooms, a fully equipped training room, a weight lifting and fitness center, player lounges featuring a wide screen television, plush seating arrangements and several computer work stations for student-athletes, a classroom, a facility manager's office, equipment rooms and office space for the St. Cloud State University coaches.
Press box for media is located at the upper level of the building on the north side of arena. The press box was remodeled in 2000 providing ample seating for media persons. While the press-work rooms and interview areas are located on the lower level of the National Hockey Center. An elevator provides complete access to all levels of the building.
Two new scoreboards with video replay monitors were added in 2004. The wide concourse of the main arena features full concession stands, bathroom facilities, ticket office and in-game television monitors located throughout the arena. On game, a souvenir stand includes a full line of Saint Cloud State University merchandise.
The National Hockey Center is also used as concert venue which has the seating capacity of up to 7,763 occupants. It has also hosted graduation ceremonies and other campus functions.
The major events hosted in this venue are Hockey the Ministries International, the USA Hockey National 15 Tournament, the USA Hockey National 16 Tournament and USA Hockey National 17 Tournament, the Billy Graham Crusade and Saint Cloud State University men"s & women"s varsity hockey games.
The estimated economic impact of National Hockey Center since its opening in 1990 is around $4.9 million while the total users since the opening is around 2,822,123 taken out with annual average calculations.